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Soludo Gets Report From Anambra Education Advisory Council

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Governor Chukwuma Soludo received the report titled “Solution Agenda: Shaping the Future of Anambra State through Innovative Educational Strategies” from the 18-member Anambra State Educational Advisory Council.

Osita Chidoka, the Vice Chairman of the Council, mentioned on Friday that the ad-hoc body was established to create innovative approaches for providing quality education and enhancing learning outcomes for students in the Anambra school system.

The Advisory Council had Mr. Soludo as its Chairman, and Prof Ngozi-Chuma Udeh, the Commissioner for Education, as its Secretary.

According to Mr. Chidoka, Anambra currently boasts 1,098 public and 2,694 private primary schools, hosting 255,897 pupils in the public sector alone. Furthermore, the state has 263 public and 769 private secondary schools.

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He said the student population in public secondary schools was 133,741.

The former aviation minister said the advisory council engaged with different stakeholders in the education sector for inputs as well as reviewed the educational framework of six countries across Africa to develop the document.

He said some key recommendations were a new funding mechanism which included community participation, an education trust fund, and improved funding for teacher recruitment and training.

‘Repurpose the state’s multiple education platforms into a single technology platform capable of providing students, parents, inspectors, and teachers’ access to information and training.’

‘Redesign the school inspection and supervision framework to enable grading and ranking of schools in the state along pre-set criteria including infrastructure, learning outcomes and student’s performance in national examinations. Aligning the state’s aspirations with global standards by joining the Programme for International Students Assessments as a sub-national government,’ he said.

He reported that the governor has approved the report and given instructions for the immediate implementation of the recommendations, aligning with his vision for free and qualitative education.

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